DIRECTOR(S): Martin Kießling   COUNTRY: Germany   YEAR: 2018   LANGUAGE(S): German   RUNNING TIME: 85 min

SECTION: Open Eyes 2019


Alida, Nadine, Kathi, Giselle and Omar are all at the Scharrer secondary school in Nuremberg. Their parents are from seven different countries. Their school does not offer them too many possibilities but they have a dream. They write their own texts with the poetry slammer Lucas Fassnacht.

The five protagonists are real characters, who at first find it difficult to write but eventually they find their own voice and start talking about their dreams, their origins, their identity. They really grow and at the end they stand on stage and perform their texts, proving that you can achieve anything you want if you believe in yourself.


Martin Kießling, born in Nürnberg in 1985, studied Design with at the Georg-Simon-Ohm Hochschule in Nürnberg with a special focus on film and animation, as well as photography and verbal communication. In 2011, he received the Hollywood-scholarship by the MedienCampus Bayern and spent three months in Los Angeles, participating in international workshops and career training. In 2014, he graduated with a film script as his final project. During his studies, he was an assistant on the set of the long-running television series Tatort in Munich, as well as in the productions companies Sparkling Pictures and Amalia Film. For the last ten years, Kießling has been working as a lighting cameraman, film editor, director and author for documentaries, features, commercials and music videos.


Herman the German (2011), Das Spiel mit der Bombe (2017), Wohnen wie im Wilden Westen (2018), Das Atomwaffenkartell (2019), Südstadthelden (2019)

SCRIPT: Martin Kießling, David Müller, Lucas Fassnacht   PRODUCERS: David Müller, Martin Rehbock, Michael Stehle   CAMERA: Martin Kießling, Jürgen Berger   EDITORS: Martin Kießling, Stine Sonne Munch, Melanie Landa   MUSIC: Claus Friedrich, Markus Klammer 

PRODUCTION: Imbissfilm